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How nuclear realists falsely frame the nuclear weapons debate <p style='font size:14px'>By Ward Wilson</p>

How nuclear realists falsely frame the nuclear weapons debate

By Ward Wilson

There has never been as much dissatisfaction with the international framework governing nuclear weapons (the Non-Proliferation Treaty) as there is today. The treaty is being reviewed and debated at the United Nations in New York this month,...

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Recently Released Letters Between Reagan and Gorbachev Shed Light on the End of the Cold War

Recently Released Letters Between Reagan and Gorbachev Shed Light on the End of the Cold War

Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, went to sleep on the night of March 10, 1985 unaware that relations between the United States and the Soviet Union were about to take a dramatic turn for the better. In Moscow, Konstantin...

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Three Reagan myths

Three Reagan myths

Thursday was Ronald Reagan’s 103rd birthday. When it comes to the Gipper, there are still a few common misconceptions out there, according to James Graham Wilson, a State Department historian and author of a new book on Reagan and the end...

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Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

In Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Paul Lettow explores the depth and sophistication of President Ronald Reagan’s commitment to ridding humankind permanently of the threat of nuclear war. Lettow’s narrative spans...

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Take Action U.S. Senate Ratification of the Comprehensive Test BanTreaty (CTBT)   CTBT Background The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is a worldwide ban on all nuclear test explosions, including underground testing. To monitor compliance,...

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Sister Megan Rice, Freed From Prison, Is Unapologetic for Anti-Nuclear Activism

Sister Megan Rice, Freed From Prison, Is Unapologetic for Anti-Nuclear Activism

For more than a year, Sister Megan Rice, 85, a Roman Catholic nun of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, had caught occasional glimpses of the...

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Keeping the Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Alive

Keeping the Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Alive

On April 27, 2015, the States Party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) convened in New York to review the operations...

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How nuclear realists falsely frame the nuclear weapons debate <p style='font size:14px'>By Ward Wilson</p>

How nuclear realists falsely frame the nuclear weapons debate

By Ward Wilson

There has never been as much dissatisfaction with the international framework governing nuclear weapons (the Non-Proliferation Treaty) as there...

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A REAGAN VISION OP-ED

A review of Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War

By Nathan Pyles, Editor of the TheReaganVision.org

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Ken Adelman’s, Reagan at Reykjavik, adds to the growing body of literature covering the hastily arranged 1986 U.S. and Soviet Union summit held in Reykjavik, Iceland. No superpower summit since the 1945 Yalta Conference has retained as much interest as Reykjavik, and justifiably so.

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10 Reasons Why a Nuclear Weapons-Free World is Now Possible

Reason 1: Introduction

This ten part series, Our Nuclear-Free Opportunity, will explore the top 10 reasons why a world free of nuclear weapons is not only achievable ...

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Reason 2: Interdependence of Global Economies and Financial Systems

Several years ago I was in Shanghai during China’s National Day. Most of the central city was closed to traffic because of expectations ...

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Reason 3: Free Global Communications and Social Networking

Free instant global communication is more than just a convenience or a cost savings. It is a sledgehammer to our cultural and national ...

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Reason 4: Man's moral evolution-two steps forward, one step back

In the introduction to her most recent book, Moral Clarity, Susan Neiman paraphrases Immanuel Kant – “Truth tells us how the world is; Morality ...

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Reason 5: Poor ROI from Nuclear Weapons Spending

The world is not, never has been, and never will be - in a static state. The North Korea Memorial Day nuclear explosion ...

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Reason 6: The Fallacy of Deterrence in a Proliferated World

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer understands the limitations of a nuclear deterrence policy in a highly proliferated world. In a 2002 Weekly Standard article ...

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Reason 7: Building off of Past Arms Control Successes

There is no shortage of skeptics who question if nuclear weapons can ever be fully eliminated. Since nuclear weapon technology has already been ...

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Reason 8: Thank You Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev

President Barack Obama’s April speech in Prague where he proposed eliminating nuclear weapons would not have been possible was it not for the leadership ...

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Reason 9: Simultaneous Alignment of All the Stakeholders

It is said that timing is everything. Throughout the tense days of the Reykjavik Summit in October of 1986 if President Reagan’s and Secretary General ...

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